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Services

Upcoming Services

Defending Democracy

Presenters: Ron Brandt
Date/Time: 06/24/2018 10:00am -- Democracy has been lost in several countries and is threatened in the United States. Why is authoritarianism on the rise, and what can be done about it?

Learning Morality from Nature

Presenters: David Keegan
Date/Time: 07/01/2018 10:00am -- We have been taught to care for nature, to be good stewards of the natural world. Perhaps we should take another step and be good students of the natural order. Chinese Daoism might be our curriculum.

Previous Services

Why Me? The Job Complex

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate Walker
Date/Time: 06/17/2018 10:00am -- It is the rare person who hasn’t asked some greater power for mercy when feeling overwhelmed with painful events in life. How do we reconcile our beliefs with reality when they come in conflict? One of the greatest stories from the Bible offers important lessons.

Love and Hate

Presenters: COA
Date/Time: 06/10/2018 10:00am -- Our annual service presented by our Coming of Age youth.

Strings of Peace: Liberty and Justice for All (10AM service)

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate Walker and Mark Zimmerman
Date/Time: 06/03/2018 10:00am -- We will explore through music and word the 6th Unitarian Principle: the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. We will enjoy musical guest artists, our Adult Choir, Dr. Yee Von Ng, MVUC musicians, our Children’s Choir, and our new singing group The Hilltop Singers. Music Sunday is always a...

Secrets Shared, Secrets Held (10AM service)

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate Walker
Date/Time: 05/27/2018 10:00am -- From treasure hidden within the heart to power of destruction, what we share, when we share it, or have never told, can shape our lives in ways often hidden and forceful. On this Memorial Day, we’ll honor those who have died in service of their country.

Promise and Fulfillment of Peace

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate Walker
Date/Time: 05/20/2018 9:15am 05/20/2018 11:15am -- Peace begins with me, peace begins with you, and peace begins with us.  We will look at ways each of us and all of us can create peace. Our service includes a celebration of our Religious Education program. Children will attend class after we offer our gratitude to the teachers in our annual Teacher Recognition...

The Pink-Blue Divide (Flower Communion)

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate Walker
Date/Time: 05/13/2018 9:15am 05/13/2018 11:15am -- On this Mother’s Day, we recognize research is emerging that culture is changing and society is split between accepting and rejecting gender identity. How do we keep up and support the changing landscape around gender issues? Our children need to know before we buy them any more pink and blue outfits. This is our...

Sacred Ground: A Theology of Place

Presenters: Rev. Barbara Wells
Date/Time: 05/06/2018 9:15am 05/06/2018 11:15am -- What makes a place holy or sacred? And how does caring for our particular place make us more connected to the whole of creation? Growing up on MVUC’s “Holy Hill,” guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Barbara Wells ten Hove will reflect on how place matters to our spirits.

The Promise and the Practice

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 04/29/2018 9:15am 04/29/2018 11:15am -- In this special worship service, written by Unitarian Universalists who identify as black, we ask: What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely on the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might we hear, however difficult? What might we learn? How might these black UU leaders...

Looking Out the Window

Presenters: Rev. Kären Rasmussen
Date/Time: 04/22/2018 9:15am 04/22/2018 11:15am -- There is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Most of us feel both of these during our lifetime, but in our loneliness, we often reach out and seek community. Join Rev. Kären as we explore loneliness and what it means to reach out, to be looking out the window.

Encountering the Divine

Presenters: Rev. Madelyn Campbell
Date/Time: 04/15/2018 9:15am 04/08/2018 11:15am -- Rev. Madelyn Campbell, Interim Minister, Bull Run Unitarian Universalists, leads us in considering the question “Where have you come upon the holy?”